Jon Heyman reported yesterday that the Pirates were among the teams that have shown interest in free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera. Heyman also notes that the Orioles, Marlins, Royals, and "other teams" have shown interest.

Typically, a rumor about a team showing interest in a player is about the smallest news story you can get. Every team pretty much shows some kind of interest in every player, just doing due diligence. The interesting thing here is that this rumor comes after the Pirates have traded two of their best players, and after they've said they are still looking to contend in 2018.

Heyman also repeats that the Pirates like Brandon Nimmo from the Mets, but that it's hard to see the Mets parting with him for Josh Harrison. The common theme with those two rumors is that the ...

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